The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

-Honore de Balzac
  • 86 years old
  • Born on October 4, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on February 25, 2009 in Locust Valley, New York, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stephanie Giunta 86 years old , born on October 4, 1922 and passed away on February 25, 2009. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Carol Hegarty on February 27, 2019
I simply cannot believe that a decade has gone by without you on this earth. Saying I miss you every day is an understatement. I miss our talks and how close we were to each other. I miss having a Mom to share so many big and little things with that has gone on in my life since you left. You were always a source of comfort to me and although I feel your spirit and strength are still with me, it’s just not the same. I carry on for the people I love and for my children who look to me in the same way I looked to you. I’m their strength now. Until we meet again Mom. ❤️❤️
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 4, 2018
Hi Mom, visited your grave today. As soon as I bought the flowers I had a strong feeling you wanted me to offer them up to the Blessed Mother. Instead I told you I’d split them with you both. As soon as I got to the cemetery I saw your entire section was under repair and wouldn’t have been able to leave the flowers there anyway. Guess I should have listen to you because I had to turn right around and head home. The flowers now lay at the foot of our Blessed Mother. 
So I’m sure you were there to greet Chloe when she crossed over that rainbow bridge. She missed you and Cosette. We miss them too.
Hope you’re having a Happy Birthday in heaven. You are surrounded with the greatest love and peace unlike anything we know here on Earth. Until we meet again, you take all my love with you. ❤️
Posted by Debra Cuadra on October 4, 2018
Happy 96th Birthday in Heaven Mom. I think of you so often and feel your presence in my life daily. I wish we could have had more time with you here on this earth. It isn’t fair. You were still needed here. I am comforted in knowing you are happy and in a complete state of Grace in Heaven with those you loved. Thank you for sending a Stella or a Stephanie to watch over all of us during our doctor visits, procedures and surgeries. I am starting to see more and more of your signs lately. Carol has always been able to see them. Everyone is happy here and you have 4 more great grandchildren and 1 more on the way! Thank you for being a loving and selfless Mom to us and an amazing Babci
Posted by Debra Cuadra on February 25, 2018
This is not a day that I usually care to remember because of the painful memories and sadness it brings. I much prefer remembering you on happier times such as your birthday and Mother’s Day. Nine years have passed since you left us and I realize that the pain never really goes away completely as you have left a palpable void in our everyday lives. My only comfort comes from knowing that you are living in eternal light and in perfect grace with God and those you have loved. You are not alone and have Daddy, your Mother and Father and all of your brothers and sisters to keep you company. I know you are watching over your girls as well as all your grandchildren and great grandchildren with care and pride. I miss you Mom every day and thank you for always being there and believing in me. Ariana misses you as well, but her special love for her Babci lives on. She is a wonderful and kind young woman and is making you proud! Your love, everything you taught me and all of the wonderful memories we shared live on in my heart and will never die. I love you and miss you.
Posted by Carol Hegarty on February 28, 2017
To my magnificant ship. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, feel your love or your presence in my life, especially on this, the Eighth anniversary of when you left this earth and broke my heart
Posted by Debra Cuadra on October 4, 2015
Dear Mom
Happy Birthday in Heaven. I think of you so often and miss your love and laughter :) Thank you for passing on your strength and being my biggest cheerleader! There is a large void in our family and hearts snce you left us. Ari sends special love to her Babci. She misses you terribly and thinks of you often. Hugs and Kisses! ❤️❌⭕️❤️ Debra Anne
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 4, 2015
You are a constant guiding light in my world and your love still surrounds me. I feel your spirit all around me and it's very comforting. A Mother's love is a forever love. ❤️ Happy birthday in heaven ❤️
Posted by Carol Hegarty on February 25, 2014
Mom, it is simply amazing how quickly time passes. It's been five years since you left us and yet I feel you haven't really left us, have you? I see signs of you all around me and I never met as many Stephanie's or Stella's as I have since you passed! Just more validation that your presence is still a powerful force in my life. I know you're looking down on us and smiling. Miss you today and always! Love, Carol
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 29, 2013
Not a day goes by when I don't think of you or feel you around me. You live on in all of us. I will miss you forever. Until we meet again, love you, Carol
Posted by Lorraine Heuberger on October 4, 2013
Dear Aunt Stella: Happy Birthday in heaven. I think of you often. I pray that you and my Dad are dancing the polka together today in honor of your birthday. Miss you, love and kisses, your favorite niece, Lorraine
Posted by Debra Cuadra on April 9, 2013
Dear Mom
It is spring - your favorite time of the year. I will help Carol plant her vegetable garden soon, in your place. The flowers are beginning to show and soon new life will be witnessed everywhere in nature. I have decided to make a quilt with your sewing machine. I haven't forgotten all you taught me :) Kiss Dad for me. Love You, Debra
Posted by Lorena Ciurnelli on October 4, 2012
Happy birthday Stephanie, in Heaven!
Marco and I were so honored to meet you and your wonderful family and friends in Italy in 2006. We'll never forget you!!!
We'll keep you in our hearts,
Marco and Lorena
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 4, 2012
Happy 90th Birthday!. You are in a most beautiful and peaceful place. Dance with your father, always love your ma ma and go ahead and give Dad a good talking; after all, he's waited 35+ years! You are with family and all those who love you. The rest of us continue to remember you and will love you forever because love never dies. Carol, Sean, Stephanie, Brendan, Cosette and Chloe xoxoxo
Posted by Christina Marie on October 4, 2012
Dear Babci,
Happy 90th Birthday!! I know you are watching over all of us from Heaven. You are missed by all and your memory remains strong in our hearts.
Love, Christina, Danny, Jake, Justin & Jaxon
Posted by Debra Cuadra on October 4, 2012
Happy 90th Birthday Mom. I wish you were here with us to celebrate. I think of you so often and miss you in my life. I know you are watching over all of us. I see so many signs. Thank you for being a wonderful Mother and Babci to Ari. Happy Birthday in Heaven.
All of my Love
Daughter #2 DEBRA
Posted by Lorraine Heuberger on February 25, 2012
Dear Aunt Stella: How can it possibly be three years that you left this world. It only seems like yesterday. I will always remember spending Easter at Babci's house and seeing you, my Dad and my Mom in the kitchen with her in Greenpoint. I treasured spending those holidays with you and your beautiful daughters. I miss seeing your sweet smile. God bless you. Love, Lorraine
Posted by Debra Cuadra on February 25, 2012
Dear Mom
I don't really care to remember the day you died. I would rather celebrate your life, your birthday or Mothers Day. I just want you to know that I miss you every day and thank God for giving me as much time with you as He did. The day you died was the saddest day of my life. Until we meet again in Heaven. I love you, Mom.
Posted by Carol Hegarty on February 25, 2012
It's me Ma .... the other day on Ash Wed, I saw someone who looked just like you. Maybe you were trying to tell me you are still with me. I miss you every day since you passed, but life is moving on and we move along with it. I heard that song you loved recently "dance with my father again" and smiled thinking that's exactly what you are doing. Till we meet again...Love your princess.
Posted by Joanne Vessillo on February 25, 2012
Whenever I hear this song you liked I smile and sing along like you used to do, "I'll always lovey mama, she brought me in this world, I'll always love my mama , she's my favorite girl! You only get one, you only get one!" You are missed, love ya Mama!
Posted by Gail Rygielski on February 25, 2012
I met this kind lady on a trip to Poland. She and my mom quickly became friends. I could tell right away what a wonderful family she had. The love between her, her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren was very obvious. God Bless You!
Posted by Carol Hegarty on February 25, 2012
Hi from your Chlloe girl...just want to say I really miss sitting on your lap. Carol never sits long enough for me to relax, so I've taken to sitting on a chair and gazing out the window thinking about you. Yes, I am still spoiled and am allowed on all the furniture, but Cosette still rules the roost. She is doing much better btw and doesn't smell anymore!! Haha. Love Chloe and Cosette
Posted by Debra Cuadra on October 4, 2011
Dear Mom
Happy Birthday in Heaven. I miss having you in my daily life. Thank you for always believing in me and for loving Ari unconditionally. You have taught me so much, and you live on in me. God Keep You Always. Love, DEBRA
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 4, 2011
If ever there is tomorrow when we are not together you must always are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is even if we're apart...I'll always be with you. <3 You Mom, Your Princess.
Posted by Carol Hegarty on October 4, 2011
I miss the little things-your presence in my everyday life, going shopping and taking you w/me. Your plants are hanging in there...although you must have heard me complaining that I had too many because some are dying now. Most of al,l I miss celebrating our birthdays together.
Posted by Joanne Vessillo on October 4, 2011
Happy Birthday Mom!
You had an impact on all our lives. We miss you and hope you are happy and surrounded by all the loved ones who left before you. Always in our thoughts and hearts!!
Posted by Lorraine Heuberger on October 4, 2011
Dear Aunt Stella: Happy Birthday in heaven. I always remember your smile which lit up any room. I remember all those holidays your family and ours spent together at Babci's house. We didn't have much then but at least we always had each other. Miss you always. Love, Lorraine

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